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Sapp Brothers fire photo

Posted: 07/01/2015



Photo courtesy of Dairy Queen in West Point



At least two sent to hospital in West Point fire

Posted: 07/01/2015

A late afternoon explosion at Sapp Brothers Petroleum in West Point has reportedly sent at least two people to the hospital. Residents say an explosion shortly before 4 o’clock today blew the doors off a storage shed across from the Sapp Brothers office on Main Street followed by smoke and flames. Residents say 3 Life Flight helicopters landed at the St. Francis Memorial Hospital. An unconfirmed report says an employee was cleaning propane tanks when the explosion occurred. The Sapp Brothers location in West Point is a distributor of fuel oil and propane and was formerly Nielsen Oil and Propane.



Fire and explosions at Sapp Brothers in West Point

Posted: 07/01/2015



Residents of West Point report a fire and explosions at Sapp Brothers Petroleum in West Point. Some reports say an explosion blew the doors off a storage shed across from the Sapp Brothers office just before 4 o’clock this afternoon with a huge plume of smoke and flames. At this time it is not known if there are any injuries although West Point residents report several Life Flight helicopters arriving at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point.  The Sapp Brothers location in West Point is a distributor of fuel oil and propane and was formerly Nielsen Oil and Propane. Big Red Country 104.9 and 98.9/1590 “The City” have dispatched reporters to the scene. Listen to KTCH or KCTY for updates.



Semitrailer driver dies in northeast Nebraska crash

Posted: 07/01/2015

PIERCE, Neb. (AP) - The driver of a semitrailer has been killed in northeast Nebraska after his vehicle crashed into a fertilizer truck.


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Daily Soil Temperature

Posted: 07/01/2015

Here are the 4” depth soil temperature. Courtesy of the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory in Concord, NE. The reading for Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 was 71.30°.



Nebraska Congressional Delegation Statements Regarding EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waters Rule

Posted: 07/01/2015

Members of Nebraska’s Congressional Delegation were unable to attend today’s Common Sense Nebraska news events, however, they have provided the following statements regarding EPA and the Corps Waters Rule. 


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Gov. Ricketts, Nebraska Coalition Applaud Attorney General, Say Fix Needed for Water Rule

Posted: 07/01/2015

LINCOLN, NEB. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) final “Waters of the U.S.” Rule (the Rule) will be damaging to Nebraska’s agriculture and business sectors, while driving up costs for local governments. Those sentiments were shared by Gov. Pete Ricketts and members of the “Common Sense Nebraska Coalition” July 1, during a news conference in which they applauded Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson for including Nebraska in a multi-state lawsuit against the EPA and the Corps redefining “Waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act (CWA).


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Seat Belts & Teen Drivers Focus of NSP Educational Efforts

Posted: 07/01/2015

(Lincoln, Neb.)- Young drivers and seat belt usage will be the focus of a summer-long initiative by the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) as it continues its efforts to “Drive to Save Lives” through voluntary compliance with all traffic safety laws.


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Smith Launches “The Good Life Showcase”

Posted: 07/01/2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) announced the launch of “The Good Life Showcase” today, asking residents of Nebraska’s Third Congressional District to submit their favorite photo of the district for an opportunity for it to appear in Smith’s Washington, D.C. office.


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Man's body found in grain bin, Nebraska authorities say

Posted: 07/01/2015

Authorities have released the name of a man whose body was found in a northeast Nebraska grain bin.


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Rainfall Amounts from 6/30/15

Posted: 07/01/2015

Laurel .27, Wisner .55, KTCH .06, Wayne Airport .08 and Norfolk with .17 inches of rain.



Nebraska Sen. Nordquist submits resignation to governor

Posted: 07/01/2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska state Sen. Jeremy Nordquist has submitted his resignation letter to the governor as he begins a new job with Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Ashford.


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Hazy skies due to smoke from Canadian wildfires

Posted: 06/30/2015

Hazy skies are covering most of Nebraska. National Weather Service – Valley Meteorologist Josh Boustead says that is smoke from Canadian wildfires. How long it will remain depends on several factors.


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You will love this little tabby

Posted: 06/30/2015



Ollie is a 3 month old male tabby kitten that came from the Winside area. He has been wormed and neutered. His is a bit shy but loves to purr when held. To adopt Ollie or any of the other animals waiting for a


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Sgt. Kavan to Participate in Final Leg of Special Olympics World Game Torch Run

Posted: 06/30/2015

(Lincoln, Neb.)- Nebraska State Patrol Sgt. Tony Kavan #340 has been chosen to carry the Flame of Hope in the final leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, July 25-August 2.


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Hospital Receives $43,000.00 Donation from PMC Foundation

Posted: 06/30/2015

The Providence Medical Center Foundation has donated $43,000.00 to Providence Medical Center, following a recent funding request from the hospital for updating fetal monitors and purchasing a Panda infant warmer for the Nursery. 

 

Pictured l. to r. Jim Frank, CEO; Sandra Bartling, PMC Foundation President; Donna Martin, RN, Obstetrical Team member; Laura Gamble, RN, Vice-President of Clinical Services; Karen Kwapnioski, RN, Obstetrical Team member. 


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Daily Soil Temperature

Posted: 06/30/2015

Here are the 4” depth soil temperature. Courtesy of the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory in Concord, NE. The reading for Monday, June 29th, 2015 was 76.504°.



Troopers Increase Presence over July 4th Holiday

Posted: 06/30/2015

(Lincoln, Neb.)- The Nebraska State Patrol will be putting in extra hours on the road over the July 4th holiday in an effort to reduce the potential for serious injury and fatality crashes.


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Too many inmates out before prison riot in Nebraska

Posted: 06/30/2015

A report investigating a deadly riot at a Nebraska prison says too many inmates were outside their cells at the time of the incident.


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Boating Accident Claims One Life

Posted: 06/30/2015

LINCOLN – A boating accident on the morning of June 29 in the tailwaters below Gavins Point Dam in Cedar County claimed the life of a 68-year-old Creighton woman.


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NEBRASKA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION TO HOLD WORKSHOP ON DIRECT ACCESS TO 9-1-1

Posted: 06/29/2015

LINCOLN – On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at Nebraska Innovation Campus Auditorium, University of Nebraska, 2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, Nebraska and is open to the public. The Nebraska Public Service Commission will hold a workshop to discuss the issue of direct access to 9-1-1 services from multi-line telephone systems (MLTS). The featured speaker will be Commissioner Ajit Pai of the Federal Communications Commission. The workshop will be dedicated to increasing awareness and discussing the status of the issue within Nebraska. The workshop will conclude with an opportunity for questions of the speaker panel.


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Michael Svatos Charged with Class IV Felony

Posted: 06/29/2015

Michael Svatos, Hoskins, appeared in Wayne Country Court Monday morning regarding the Cemetery Vandalism at the Trinity Cemetery in Hoskins.


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Three Suspects Appear in Wayne County Court in regards with the Hoskins ATM Theft

Posted: 06/29/2015

Back on Tuesday June 23rd, an Elkhorn Valley Bank in Hoskins was burglarized. The culprits shattered a glass door to gain access to an outside vestibule area. Three hooded suspects attached a chain to an ATM and used a pickup to pull it away.


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Daily Soil Temperature

Posted: 06/29/2015

Here are the 4” depth soil temperature. Courtesy of the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory in Concord, NE. The reading for Friday, June 26th, 2015 was 75.393°. For Saturday, June 27th, 2015 was 76.047° and for Sunday, June 28th, 2015 was 77.955°.



Severe Housing Shortage is Hampering Growth in Northeast Nebraska

Posted: 06/29/2015

Several dozen City Council members, real estate agents and economic development officials from northeast Nebraska found out last week what economic development and city officials in Wayne have known for a long time – that a severe housing shortage is hampering growth. 


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Michael Foods Filing Notices with Nebraska Department of Labor

Posted: 06/29/2015

For weeks the name of the business affected by the State’s recent bird flu outbreak has been kept under wraps it has been obvious that it involves the State’s largest egg producer located in Wakefield. It’s the policy of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture not to identify businesses by names that are involved in Department actions. But the lid was lifted last week when Michael Foods filed notices with the Nebraska Department of Labor indicating that over 100 temporary job layoffs could occur following the destruction of nearly 5 million laying hens and pullets that were either infected with bird flu or at risk of infection.


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HPAI DEPOPULATION PROCESS IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA COMPLETE

Posted: 06/27/2015

LINCOLN - Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach today announced that the depopulation of birds with, or exposed to, highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza (HPAI) in Dixon County is now complete.


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Wayne State College To Offer Project Management Courses This Summer

Posted: 06/27/2015

Wayne, Neb. – Wayne State College will be offering two online courses in Project Management for college credit during the second five-week summer session which runs from July 13 through Aug. 12.


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Gov. Ricketts Comments on Marriage Ruling

Posted: 06/27/2015

Lincoln – Saturday, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states.  
 
“The U.S. Supreme Court has spoken and ruled state same-sex marriage bans to be unconstitutional. While 70 percent of Nebraskans approved our amendment to our state constitution that defined marriage as only between a man and a woman, the highest court in the land has ruled states cannot place limits on marriage between same-sex couples. We will follow the law and respect the ruling outlined by the court.”


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Federal Government Achieves Small Business Procurement Contracting Goal For Second Consecutive Year

Posted: 06/27/2015

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced that the federal government reached its small business federal contracting goal for the second consecutive year. The federal government awarded24.99 percent in federal contracts to small businesses, the highest percentage of contracting dollars awarded to small businesses since the 23 percent goal was established in 1997. 


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Gale urges patriotism and flag flying on Fourth of July

Posted: 06/27/2015

LINCOLN – “There’s no better way to acknowledge the pride we feel for our state and for our country, than to fly our U.S. flags on the Fourth of July,” said Secretary of State John Gale. “It is a key symbol that unites us as a nation, and is an everlasting reminder of the many sacrifices made to create our nation in the American Revolution and to protect and defend our freedoms over 239 years.”


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Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage nationwide

Posted: 06/26/2015

  WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.
 
     Gay and lesbian couples already can marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court's ruling on Friday means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage. 
 


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Daily Soil Temperature

Posted: 06/26/2015

Here are the 4” depth soil temperature. Courtesy of the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory in Concord, NE. The reading for  Thursday, June 25th, 2015 was 75.139°.



Rainfall Amounts for 6/26

Posted: 06/26/2015

Laurel .50, Coleridge .34, KTCH .09, 8 miles South of Wayne .30, Wayne Airport .09, Norfolk .29, Sioux City .17 and Yankton with .03 inches of rain.



Officials hope to scare vultures away from Fremont airport

Posted: 06/26/2015

FREMONT (AP) - Douglas County officials say turkey vultures are creating a hazard to planes at the Fremont Municipal Airport.


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Sam Llanas along with 2 other musicians to perform at Hartington Golf Club

Posted: 06/26/2015

HARTINGTON - Samuel J “Sam” Llanas and two other musicians will be performing at the Hartington Golf Club in Hartington, 101 Felber Park, at 7 p.m. Saturday June 27th.


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Saturday Morning “Junk in the Trunk” Sale happening the 27th

Posted: 06/26/2015

WAYNE - Come check out the “Junk in the Trunk” Sale going on Saturday June 27th at the Wayne Public Library Parking Lot from 9 a.m. – Noon at 410 N Pearl St. #A.


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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Reopens El Puente Immigration Legal Services

Posted: 06/25/2015

SCHUYLER— Accessible and affordable immigration legal services are again available in northeast Nebraska thanks to a collaborative partnership between Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha  and Christ the King Priory.


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Daily Soil Temperature

Posted: 06/25/2015

Here are the 4” depth soil temperature. Courtesy of the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory in Concord, NE. The reading for Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 was 74.144°.



Supreme Court upholds health care subsidies

Posted: 06/25/2015

The Supreme Court has upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans.


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Former northeast Nebraska village clerk sent to prison

Posted: 06/25/2015


OAKDALE (AP) - A former village clerk convicted of stealing from her village in northeast Nebraska village has been given two to four years in prison.


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Rainfall Amounts from 6/24

Posted: 06/25/2015

Wayne 1.31, KTCH 1.39, 8 miles south of Wayne .50, Wisner .48, Wayne Airport 1.05, Norfolk .27, Sioux City .26 and Yankton with .01 inches of rain.



Wayne Community Blood Drive at the Wayne Fire Hall Thursday

Posted: 06/25/2015

WAYNE - There will be a Wayne Community Blood Drive on Thursday June 25th from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Wayne Fire Hall located at 510 Tomar Drive.
 
Summers are always a difficult time for blood centers.


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40th Annual Wisner Junior Livestock Show and Wisner Lions Club Rodeo

Posted: 06/25/2015

WISNER - Come check out the 40th annual Wisner Junior Livestock Show and Wisner Lions Club Rodeo Thursday June 25th – Sunday June 28th at Wisner River Park in Wisner, Ne.
 
The Junior Livestock show is good practice for the kids.


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Jury convicts 27-year-old Omaha man of murder

Posted: 06/25/2015

 
OMAHA (AP) - A 27-year-old Omaha man faces an automatic life term in prison for killing another man after an argument about a prostitute.


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ATM stolen from Hoskins bank on Tuesday

Posted: 06/24/2015

HOSKINS- On Tuesday morning, an Elkhorn Valley Bank in Hoskins was burglarized. The culprits shattered a glass door to gain access to an outside vestibule area. Three hooded suspects attached a chain to an ATM and used a pickup to pull it away.


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Daily Soil Temperature

Posted: 06/24/2015

Here are the 4” depth soil temperature. Courtesy of the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory in Concord, NE. The reading for Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 was 76.040°.



Man shot during attempted carjacking in northwest Omaha

Posted: 06/24/2015

OMAHA, (AP) - Police say a 65-year-old man has been shot during an attempted carjacking outside a northwest Omaha apartment complex.


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Ex-doctor will get 1 trial in 2008, 2013 Omaha killings

Posted: 06/24/2015

OMAHA - A judge has ordered a single trial for a former doctor in two sets of double slayings in Omaha.
 
     Anthony Garcia had sought separate trials in the slayings of four people with ties to an Omaha medical school. The attacks occurred in 2008 and 2013.


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PMC HOSTS EMPLOYEE SERVICE AWARDS COFFEE

Posted: 06/23/2015

Providence Medical Center (PMC) honored January 1 to June 1, 2015 employee service award recipients at a morning coffee recently.  


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